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January 14, 2010 in City

Rockne Brubaker lifts his partner, Keauna McLaughlin, as they work on their routine during a practice session at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In the background in the green coat is their coach, John Nicks.

Dan Pelle photo

Skating coach Scott Wendland works with Drew Gonzales during practice Wednesday at the Spokane